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#Euro 2012

# euro-2012 - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The42 Paying the penalty: Rooney 'gutted' after shoot-out loss Homeward

Paying the penalty: Rooney 'gutted' after shoot-out loss

“We can hold our heads up high, there are a lot of young players in the squad and that will help them in the next tournament,” the Man Utd striker said.

From The42 Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties Calm This post contains videos

Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties

Last night’s dinked spot-kick was not the Italian midfielder’s first.

From The42 Gerrard vows to continue as England captain Euro 2012

Gerrard vows to continue as England captain

The Liverpool midfielder says he and manager Roy Hodgson have already discussed Gerrard’s future with England.

Hundreds attend funeral of James Nolan in Blessington

The 21-year-old was buried in his hometown this morning.

From The42 No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke Euro 2012

No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke

Miguel Delaney tried to get a few questions past on of the heroes of ’96 at Germany’s press conference this afternoon.

From The42 The Morning Score: Monday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to take a penalty like Andrea Pirlo.

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

# euro-2012 - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: England go out on penalties again Going Home

VIDEO: England go out on penalties again

Ashleys, Young and Cole, missed from the spot as Italy advanced to the semi-finals.

From The42 Analysis: Same old story in Kiev Post-mortem

Analysis: Same old story in Kiev

England going out on penalties, Andrea Pirlo’s brilliance… we saw nothing new tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

From The42 As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final

There was just one spot left in the last four and we were in Kiev to find out who would fill it. Catch up on how it went.

From The42 Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics Euro 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.

From The42 Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day Super Mario

Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day

An Italian artist has honoured the Manchester City striker in a field in Verona.

From The42 Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest Euro 2012

Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest

England and Italy are likely to serve up the most engaging of the four quarter-finals, writes Miguel Delaney.

From The42 Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy Euro 2012 This post contains videos

Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy

Check out classic goals from Kevin Keegan, Roberto Baggio and a young Paul Scholes.

From The42 Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football? Conjecture

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?

Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.

From The42 Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter Euro 2012

Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter

There’s a not-so-quiet confidence about this German side ahead of their Euro 2012 semi-final.

From The42 It's Sunday so here's 11 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Snap Happy This post contains images
From The42 VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match Tribute This post contains videos

VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match

The Ireland captain held aloft a jersey with ‘RIP James Nolan’ on the back, and spoke with the 21-year-old’s father.

From The42 England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash Preview

England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash

Roy Hodgson’s side are slowly building on a defensive ethic, while Italy have flattered themselves with stylish football.

From The42 Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist Temper Temper

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist

The incident marked the end of a poor tournament for the Manchester City midfielder, who caused upset with his celebration after scoring against England.

From The42 Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’ History

Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’

Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.

From The42 The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Turn the phone on silent and the the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.

# euro-2012 - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The42 Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals Post-Match

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals

Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

From The42 Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan' Euro 2012

Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan'

The Italy forward has hit back at claims that he needs to grow up.

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

From The42 As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final

La Roja v Les Bleus… who prevailed?

From The42 Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain Euro 2012 This post contains videos

Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain

The French playmaker, who is 40 today, had a major hand in the Les Bleus wins over La Roja in 2000 and 2006.

From The42 Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat Pumped Up

Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat

Ricardo Quaresma was reported to have kicked out at Miguel Lopes prompting team mates to step in.

Funeral of James Nolan to be held on Monday morning

The 21-year-old will be buried in his hometown of Blessington in Wicklow.

From The42 England coach Neville wary of Balotelli threat Blue Moon

England coach Neville wary of Balotelli threat

England take on Italy tomorrow night in the last of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. And Man City’s Joleon Lescott may face a familiar centre forward.

# euro-2012 - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The42 Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day Euro 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day

The only numbers that mattered were on the scoreboard, writes Miguel Delaney in Gdansk.

From The42 As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals Euro 2012

As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals

Insert bailout joke here… it was continental powerhouses Germany and the poor man of Europe, Greece. Let’s see what happened on the pitch.

From The42 Flying the flag: Angela Merkel banner raises over €20k for charities Euro 2012

Flying the flag: Angela Merkel banner raises over €20k for charities

Two charities will split the money raised in an auction for the now-famous Euro 2012 tricolour today.

From The42 Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch Political Football

Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch

Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.

From The42 This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final Omen This post contains videos

This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final

If Manuel Neuer can be beaten once by a Greek strike from 73 yards, surely it can happen again.

From The42 As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15 Liveblog

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15

Are the Germans looking a little too laid-back going into their quarter-final with Greece tonight?

From The42 Airtricity League: Will we ever learn the lessons of Gdansk and Gortakeegan? Column

Airtricity League: Will we ever learn the lessons of Gdansk and Gortakeegan?

“If we ever want to win more than the party, we have to truly value what’s on our doorstep,” writes Niall Kelly in this week’s Airtricity League column.

From The42 Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced Gaffes This post contains videos

Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced

Following Ukraine’s goal that never was, we highlight a few other similar incidents in which officials guessed incorrectly.

From The42 Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece Bailout

Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece

You know how those Germans can be with their funny, funny jokes about the Eurozone collapsing…